Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) has launched the next generation of its most affordable entry-level inkjet printers, which are also the world’s smallest models that are designed to save users running costs with their affordable supplies.
The new printers are:
· The Epson Expression ME-10 single function printer
· The Epson Expression ME-101 All-in-One (AiO)
· The Epson Expression ME-301 All-in-One (AiO) that has Wi-Fi and uses Epson DURABrite Ultra ink
These new printers replace Epson’s best-selling Stylus T13 single function printer and Stylus TX121 all-in-one models. They are also the first models to bear Epson’s new “Expression” branding that will be used for future Epson printers designed for home use.
The world’s smallest printers: Engineered to save consumers desk space, the new printers are 15% smaller than their predecessors and are respectively, the smallest single function and all-in-one desktop printers in the world*.
High quality prints: Using Epson’s proprietary Micro Piezo print head technology, the new printers have a class-leading maximum print resolution of 5760 X 1440 for extremely smooth gradations for both grayscale and color documents and photos and a high print speed of 24 pages per minute (ppm) in mono printing and 13 ppm in color printing under their ink saving draft mode.**
Individual Ink Cartridges: Like their predecessors, the new printers also have a small environmental footprint by their use of individual ink cartridges that allow users to maximize cost savings by changing only the ones that have depleted.
Low cost ink: The Epson Expression ME-10 and ME-101 use a new set of highly affordable dye-based cartridges that produce excellent glossy photos on Epson Glossy Photo Paper. Priced at only PhP185 per black cartridge and PhP355 for each color cartridge, they help lower the cost of printing for users.
Epson DURABrite Ultra ink: For users demanding superior print durability and permanence, the Epson Expression ME-301 uses Epson DURABrite Ultra pigment inks that produce smudge and waterproof prints that also have industry-leading light fastness on plain, matte, and glossy papers of up to 120 years***.
“Epson’s entry-level inkjet printers have always been very popular for the incredible value they give our customers,” says Donna V. Ferro, General Manager of Epson Philippines. “We are therefore very confident that the new Epson Expression models, with their low supplies cost, will reinforce the success of this range.”
Other Features of the Epson Expression Printers
Environment-Friendly Glossy, Unpainted Bodies – The body chassis of the Epson Expression printers do not use paint in their construction, therefore reducing production resources and lessening the burden on the environment at the end of their life cycle. However, they still have beautiful, glossy surfaces that are created from special plastic moulds and polished to perfection.
User Friendly Epson Photo Software – The Epson Expression printers come with easy-to-use Epson software solutions that allow users to edit their photos with the following features before sending to print:
· The Epson Easy Photo Print software allows users to achieve lab quality photographs in three simple steps - select, edit and print
· The Red Eye Correction feature removes red eye effect with just a mouse click
· The Epson Photo Enhance feature delivers beautiful and true-to-life photo prints by adjusting skin tones, color casts and exposure levels
* As of Sept. 19, 2012, the Epson Expression ME-10 has the smallest footprint of any single function A4 printer designed for fixed, desktop use priced at PhP2,495; and the Epson Expression ME-101 have the smallest footprint of any all-in-one with an A4-sized flatbed scanner priced at PhP3,195. “Footprint” refers to the desk area the devices occupy - which is calculated by multiplying the devices’ length by their width.
**Print speed (Pages Per Minute) is calculated when printed on A4 plain paper in the fastest mode. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, print mode, document complexity, software, type of paper used and connectivity. Print speed does not include processing time on the host computer.
*** Indoor display under glass aging light fastness test for Epson DURABrite™ Ultra ink prints on heavyweight matte paper. Tested by Epson with following parameters: Light Source: Fluorescent Light / Intensity: 70,000 lux / Temperature: 24°C / Humidity: 60%RH / Fade criteria: Pure YMC 30% loss at OD = 1 / Display-life calculation: Total luminance/(500lux x 10hours x 365days = 1year)
In accordance with ISO 24711/24712, actual yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges after the “replace cartridge” signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing.